Toronto staff report recommends changes to help make CafeTO permanent

Toronto city staff released a report Tuesday laying out recommendations for how the popular CaféTO program could work going forward, but the possible changes mean business owners would pay thousands in permitting fees each year.

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Fishfleshfowl
Fishfleshfowl
61 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Awesome!

Now allow them to be built up and not orange traffic cone chic. I want patios like New York, dammit.

Top_Equal9178
Top_Equal9178
21 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Fully support this. The city comes alive in so many exciting new ways with this. Love it. The less space for cars, the better.

LazloStPierre
LazloStPierre
19 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Switch the patio and sidewalk part around like they do in other parts of ON (So have the patio be immediately outside the restaurant, and put the pedestrians on a raised walkway where the patios now are on what was the road) and it'll be absolutely perfect. That one change would make a huge difference

But overall absolutely love CafeTO and what it brings to the city

vvomit
vvomit
13 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Ban cars, invest in public transit, make the city more walkable and relaxing and less functionally hostile. There are a million reasons why Toronto is a depressing ass city but I think having more places to chill out would be a nice start.